How to Hire a Lifeguard

Does your growing business need a lifeguard? Lifeguards can help your company keep your customers safe.

Here are some tips to help you find great lifeguard candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Lifeguards search for Jobs on Indeed*


job seekers clicked on lifeguard jobs


resumes from job seekers with lifeguard experience on Indeed


lifeguard jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.48 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$21.95 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Lifeguard?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Lifeguard hire can help your business:

• Increase the safety of your business
• Prevent your business from being sued
• Enforce the rules of your swim area

Skills to look for in a great Lifeguard

A great lifeguard candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Excellent swimmer
• Ability to enforce rules
• CPR and life saving skills
• Great communication
• Teamwork
• Ability to work under pressure

Writing a Lifeguard job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified lifeguard candidates. A lifeguard job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for lifeguard jobs, such as:

• Swim Attendant
• Beach Attendant
• Swimming Pool Attendant

Interviewing Lifeguard candidates

Strong candidates for lifeguard positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Swim strokes
• CPR and life saving strategies
• Past experiencing rescuing swimmers

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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